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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,141 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,141
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 147
Gots: 199 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13 Ingredients:
Malts: Harrington, Klages, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Carastan 13-17, Crystal 70-80, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate.
Hops: Perle and Sterling.
Specialty: Hazelnut Nectar.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

14 Plato
33 IBU
73.6 AA
36 L

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001)
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FlatRabbitRed

Arizona

2.08/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This beer has a really big rateing ... That is not good, the reviews have to be coming from people that loved Boones Farms back in the seventies, or some of these cherry flavored Vodkas. There are great beers on here that have low rateings and novalty brews with high scores.

I enjoy bold experiments with craft brewing, ...but extracts make me want to gag. I do not believe the beer was brewed with any actual "Hazlenuts" at all!

So.... it was brewed in a way that put the hazlenut taste in the back of the throat, and it did have a bold malted honey taste, but I found myself just trying to get through it and find something else to wash that taste out of my mouth.

Rogue is one of my favorite breweries, this selection was not for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 22:42:42 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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wac9

Pennsylvania

2.16/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

i dont know what the fuss is about this beer this does a major nothing for me i like brown ale but even the crappy browm ales has more taste then this and it sticks in the back of your thoart so i dont see why this isa good beer what a disappiont here

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 01:36:54 | More by wac9
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neckbeered

Montana

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

10-23-2013 03:02:30 | More by neckbeered
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

03-05-2014 04:24:09 | More by chippo33
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

12-19-2012 16:42:11 | More by ChicagoNick
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

05-18-2014 21:59:19 | More by ToddBeans
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Thurgoft

California

2.26/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Pours a clear amber brown with a fluffy cream head.

S: Digging the extremely(!) nutty nose but a little nervous how it will taste in the context of a beer. It's nutty, like REALLY nutty.

T: Really, really strong hazelnut "nectar" taste. Like drinking pressed hazelnut juice with a bit of malt backbone and a slightly bitter hop finish. Really not sitting well on the palate.

M: Mouthfeel is a somewhat thin, thinner than I;d expect for a beer like this.

O: Overall the beer smelled good before tasting but after tasting the cloying hazelnut flavor became overbearing about four sips in. By 1/3 of the way through I found the unrelenting concentrated nut flavor to be somewhat nauseating. Sink poured the rest. Was expecting a lot more given the hype. Really seemed to lack subtlety in favor of "HEY WE PUT NUTS IN THIS BEER!" Would consider giving it another go but not anytime soon and not over $7 a bomber...

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 07:00:25 | More by Thurgoft
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just altogether weird tasting. I don’t like hazelnut coffee or hazelnut beer. The sweet malt and sweet hazelnut are not in harmony with each other and the hops don’t really effectively counterbalance the overwhelming sweetness. This tan colored “beverage” with a fading beige/tan head has a hazelnut and sweet syrupy aroma. The thick oily body and sweet nutty taste, and hint of vanilla is just too much. The light lemony bitterness seems to be an afterthought. Do I detect a faint cappuccino flavor? An odd mealy mouthfeel begs for a chaser to wash away the sweet sludge. Have I mentioned sweet?

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2003 15:03:04 | More by BeerResearcher
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GRG1313

California

2.3/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours brown/black with a nice firm medium thick tan head that quickly fades.

Sweet black chocolate, maraschino cherry, hazelnut nose. Quite pleasant and smells like fresh baked goods.

Mouthfeel is thin, watery and without character. A huge let down from the wonderful nose.

Flavors are simple, weak, watery and unappealing. Only hints of flavor, if any, beer has no character, no identity, no flavor and with not much of a finish other than simple yeast.

Yet another flop from what has to be the most overrated brewery in the country. I suspect that Rogue would be out of business if it didn't have such cool bottles! Just my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 00:57:15 | More by GRG1313
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Tilley4

Tennessee

2.3/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Man, I wanted this beer to be better than what it was. After reading all of the reviews of this one, I was stoked to try this one myself so I went down to the local bottle store and grabbed one.

It poured just like everyone else said, nice brown color with a small tan head.

This beer smells wonderful. Very rich and nutty. You can definitely smell the hazelnut in this.

Goes downhill quickly here. I wonder if I got a bad bottle or something. This tastes exactly like a Bud Light or Coors Light or something. Is this flat? It has a nice head and smells great, but it tastes horrible. Very watery and flat, no nutty nuances or anything. Big time disappointed in this one. I will probably try this again in the future to give it a fair shake but at $5.99 for a 650 ml bottle, I expect some quality out of it.

I chose this over the Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout next to it which I know is a solid choice so I'm bummed about that too.

Dang, I was hoping for more out of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2007 22:18:15 | More by Tilley4
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jlh8643

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass that yielded no head or lacing. Clear, dark brown in color. Hazelnut and some dark malt with a bit of hops in the nose. Hazelnut and the prickley carbonation were the first two things I noticed in the first sip. I think the hazelnut was a little bit overdone because it was in the forefront with the maltiness, carbonation and hops battling to show up. Relatively moderate in body with a bit too much carbonation. Overall, not that impressed. Not bad but I don't think I will spend another $5.00 for another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2005 00:30:06 | More by jlh8643
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mctizzz

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-09-2012 14:20:43 | More by mctizzz
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Sailracer


2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

03-24-2012 12:49:57 | More by Sailracer
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

01-15-2014 06:09:36 | More by ChainChompsky
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

07-24-2012 23:37:25 | More by Jemenhiser
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-18-2012 17:17:24 | More by chrispoint
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bendukes86

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

07-25-2013 00:45:34 | More by bendukes86
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

09-01-2012 04:55:03 | More by akttr
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rangr514

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

08-28-2012 02:37:02 | More by rangr514
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-12-2013 14:53:14 | More by SenorHops
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

01-09-2013 03:41:47 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

06-04-2013 23:41:35 | More by Sludgeman
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beercatbrew

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-26-2013 23:04:02 | More by beercatbrew
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

08-14-2012 18:24:00 | More by tdmccarthy
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

2.58/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a little lacking, but it still holds a little lacing and a crisp brown color.

The smell is very sweet and reminds me of a coffee, an irish cream splashed with a little mocha cocoa.

The taste is sweet with slight bitter cocoa with traces of irish cream in the nose.

Mouthfeel is fine: not silky smooth, but not hard and watery.

Drinkability is, for me, not enough to go out and buy more, but enough to wait until I feel the need or craving again and the opportunity arrises.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 00:44:09 | More by Erdinger2003
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,141 ratings.